Two of a kind?
Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Chris Kattan, 43, was arrested for DUI back in February after his vehicle struck an unoccupied DOT vehicle. Kattan had allegedly been weaving all over the road at slow speeds before crossing into an area coned off for a freeway closure. He also admitted to being on prescription drugs.
In another case of driving mishaps, Troy Brown, 42, was booked into the Polk County Jail on Sept. 9 for first-offense OWI, driving without a license, operation without registration, speeding in 55 mph or less zones, and violation of financial liability coverage. Sounds like a couple of rough nights for these guys.
This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers website. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Des Moines Police Detective Bureau asks that anyone with information on the location or identity of this suspect call 515-283-4864 or The Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.
The Urbandale Police Department is attempting to identify the owners of the vehicle in the photo to the right regarding an incident at a private Urbandale residence. The truck appears to be a mid- to late-’90s white Chevrolet Silverado with an extended cab. It has running lights on the top of the cab. If you or anyone you know has information regarding this vehicle or the identity of its owner, contact the Urbandale Police Criminal Investigation Division at 515-278-3926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Shots fired on the street
A shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 24 in the 2500 block of Sheridan Avenue. Gerante Rankin, Keyon Harrison and Kendall Oakley were walking toward Rankin’s house when they heard gunshots. Rankin and Harrison said they all hit the ground and did not see any people or vehicles leaving the area. Oakley started yelling that he had been hit, and Harrison flagged down a car driven by a female they did not know. They took Oakley to Broadlawns Security, where the staff called the police. The witnesses stated they had not been in any disputes or disagreements with anyone.
Not welcome here
Toby Ortiz reported a burglary that occurred between midnight and 2 a.m. on Sept. 22. Ortiz told police his nephew is not supposed to be on his property but was there that day. He found the door to his garage pried open and said his nephew had been seen with a multi-tool on the property earlier. Ortiz believes it was his nephew. He said nothing was taken, but some items had been disturbed.
Hidden in the ductwork
Police were dispatched to 216 S.E. Fifth St. on report of a burglary sometime between Sept. 21 and 22. Felix Martinez said he entered the residence and noticed a floor air vent cover moved from the duct. He became suspicious because the house had been unoccupied. He and William Foster stated the previous tenant had been doing illegal drugs in the house and was arrested. Upon a closer look, Martinez noticed the back door was open and the door jam was broken. Another vent cover had been moved. It is believed the suspect or suspects knew the prior tenant or had been to the residence before, and they came to the house specifically to get objects hidden in the ductwork. Those items are thought to be illegal drugs. The case is still under investigation. CV